Archive for September, 2015

Peru Exports in 1st Half 2015 Show 24% Drop

Peru’s export income for the first six months of 2015 came to a total of $18.9 billion, with a total of $2.7 billion in July alone. According to the Central Bank (BCR), traditional goods (minerals, fish, and oil and gas) continued to lead the export market. In July, traditional exports […]

Congress Changes Vote, to Authorize Petroperu for Block 192

Congress Changes Vote, to Authorize Petroperu for Block 192

Congress is expected today to debate, and swiftly approve, a bill authorizing state-owned Petroperu to operate Block 192 in northern Peru. The bill, drafted by the Energy & Mines Commission from a proposal by congressman Manuel Dammert, comes only a week after the majority of lawmakers voted against such a […]

Six Shining Path Rebels Killed in Skirmish with Military-Police Patrol

Six Shining Path rebels were killed  in a skirmish that left five soldiers wounded, in the south jungle of Ayacucho, in the country’s key coca growing region strategically known as the VRAEM. According to a report in La Republica, one of the rebels killed by the joint military-police force is […]